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Oct 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. viagra. talk to your doctor. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> gavin: ever since he came up with the idea of donors choosing to fund whatever classroom projects they like i've been a huge fan much charles best. his students in his new york city classroom ran short of supplies. so he set up a website and changed forever how people can get involved in funding public schools. >> gavin: everyone who knows me knows what a big fan i am of donor's choose. and for those who could not know donor choose.org and know what you are about give us a quick overview of what donors choose. >> i was a history teacher at a high school in the bronx for five years. i saw thigh students go without the materials and experiences that they needed for a good education, and with the help of those same students i created this website donor as choose.org , which is a simple way for anyone to help a classroom in need. public school teachers all across the country post classroom project requests, and then donors can choose the project they want to support see how their dollars are being spent and see the impact in photogra
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
applying micro dosing technology from the medical city for an innovating dispenser. we had worked together and we knew that dean was working to create this unit that can make, as he says, a thousand liters of fresh drinking water out of any water using less than--less power than a hand-held hair dryer. that was key. we looked at it and then decided to take some of these units and pilot them in 2011 in africa. we did pilot them in ghana and learned a lot from that experience together. then we said let's make it smaller, lighter more versatile, more flexible, and now we have units that are much, much smaller that can really be portable and work really well. but i just want to stress one thing. what we're doing here is the notion of helping a billion people that don't have access to clean drinking water is a great noble cause. we're very proud and really excited to be part of creating these sustainable communities that are not sustaining because of lack of water. but this project is actually has even wider applications. think of the units as small kiosks small 10 10- or 20-maritime c
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Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
partner. a welcome country to do business with. people respect the kind of innovation and the quality of our products. american companies stand behind their products. we exported engineering services, which is people don't think of it as an expert to south africa. we created jobs in kansas city, and it's creating in the range of 16,000 jobs in south africa when they built that. we're on a commercial basis. we care about american jobs, but we're creating a lot of good jobs and a lot of good will in country after country around the world. >> gavin: mr. chairman, thank you for coming on the show. >> thanks a lot. >> gavin: you would think it's obvious. of course we have to export products and grow markets around the world to participate in the global economy. fled fred's mission is to finance small business and help them grow. it has to be the core of our economic policy. in nicholas kristof's view of the world it's inspiring. he notes we're making progress despite gloomy headlines from everything in violent conflicts and climate change. yet there is so much work that needs to be done. we n
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. i remember going to india bangalore and it's the silicon valley of india. inner city ten years from now it's not like there is a budget to get these kids up to speed but there is a budget for that semi conductor and for that chipping to faster. as we develop and get kicker with technology, in america it's like we're down grading if you look at the investment that we have for education and the youth. that's the thing that worries me. >> gavin: how do we turn that around? the new poverty numbers came out. they're horrific, the mcinequality is more acute man we've seen in our lifetime. what is missing in the leadership. not an individual per se but all of us that inspire our politicsings presumably to do the thing. >> honestly i think it's shortsightedness no real truth on what 20 years looks like and commission to make 20 years looks healthy. we have financial problems, and for some reason we put money in all the wrong reasons. defense is great but what about offense and that's offensive to play on words. >> gavin: do you see technology changing dramatically, the government structure
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